Interim Executive Director 92Y and Founder #GivingTuesday
As Interim Executive Director of 92nd Street Y in New York City, Henry oversees the strategic direction, growth and innovation of the world-class, 21st-century cultural and community center. Henry also co-founded and leads the Social Good Summit in partnership with Mashable, the UN Foundation, United Nations Development Programme and the Gates Foundation. The Summit re-imagines the global convening, creating hundreds of local meet-ups across the world—both in-person and on-line—to engage a new generation in addressing the world's most challenging issues.
Henry created the dynamic "G-everyone" movement that encourages global public engagement in the formal G-8 process, and the Webby- nominated "Campaign for the American Conversation" in partnership with Harvard, Stanford and others.
92Y is also the home of “GivingTuesday”—a day celebrating philanthropy on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In its inaugural year, the #GivingTuesday movement received a Cannes Lion, "Social Media Icon" award from PR News, was named a "Highlight of 2012" by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and was just recently announced as one of the ten finalists for the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.
Henry is a US Trustee and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. He is chair of the nominating committee for the RSA’s 2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal.